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GW4 Alliance brings economic & social benefits to Wales

Professor Jane Millar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) attended the Welsh launch of the GW4 Alliance this week.

Grant to develop advanced hypoxic imaging facility

Researchers from the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology and Biology & Biochemistry have been awarded a BBSRC ALERT 14 equipment grant to develop a unique and cutting edge facility in Bath to enable them to study the impact that low oxygen conditions (hypoxia) have on cell function.

Bill Durodié on new counter-terrorism proposals [1:35:42]

Professor Bill Durodié from our Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies was interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland.

£3.2m fund to boost UK university spin-outs & research

The ‘iCURe’ project will see early-stage researchers at the five SETsquared universities (Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey) being given tailored training, mentoring and funds to speed up the commercialisation of their ideas, technologies and products.

Daphne Jackson Trust wins WISE award

The Daphne Jackson Trust, which recently helped two of our STEM subject researchers return to work after a career break, has won a Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Leadership Award.

Struggling schools need more governors with the right skills

The latest IPR Policy Brief highlights the challenges of recruitment and retention of school governors and suggest possible solutions for policy-makers.

David Galbreath on raising of the terror level – BBC Bristol

Professor David Galbreath from our Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies talks to Geoff Twentyman about the implicatons terror level legislation.

European industry collaborations at new building research park

There are several large scale European funded research projects with industry which are located at our £1m Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded HIVE.

Chick Wilson featured in exhibition at Royal Albert Hall

To celebrate the International Year of Crystallography, the Illuminating Atoms exhibition presents a selection of photographs by Max Alexander portraying the inspirational work of crystallographers, including our own Professor Chick Wilson from the Department of Chemistry.

Running the Bath Half? Need some help?

Have you signed up for the Bath Half and feel the need for a bit of help with your training? Team Bath might just have the right thing for you.

New species of dinosaur discovered lying forgotten in a museum

A University of Bath palaeontologist studying fossils that were kept in a museum in Canada for over 75 years has discovered a new species of dinosaur.

Organisation relocation encourages employees to leave the car behind

New research from our Department of Psychology looks at changing commuting patterns in favour of more sustainable or healthier options.

Should parents attend uni open days? Guardian

Mike Nicholson, our Director of Admissions, talks to the Guardian in an article about whether it helps for parents to accompany their children to open days.

Students enjoy Dyson workshop & lecture

Last month the Department welcomed two guests from internationally renowned vacuum company Dyson and their non-profit arm, the James Dyson Foundation.

New professor to take Physics beyond the Galaxy

Our Department of Physics is delighted to announce that it has appointed Professor Carole Mundell to establish a new Astrophysics research group at the University.

Roy Wyatt on a fast changing knowledge economy

Roy Wyatt, Managing Director of Seiche Measurements Ltd, talks about his research collaborations with the University.

Visit to Zhejiang University builds on existing links

Steven Bull, Chris Frost, and Simon Lewis attended a research meeting in Hangzhou, China, where a variety of approaches to strengthen research links between the two universities were discussed including staff and student exchanges in 2015.

New centre for water research approved

Our new Water Innovation & Research Centre will bring together a diverse, multi-disciplinary team

Podcast – 27th Designability Lecture: ‘Data Scientist – heal thyself’

‘Internet of Things’ technologies have emerged over recent years as enabling technologies for life-long healthcare, and increasingly these technologies are seen as moving health from the hospital to the home, whilst at the same time shifting responsibility for health from the clinician to computer scientists and engineers.

What does Friday’s UKIP victory say?

What (if anything) does the UKIP win in Rochester & Strood mean for the 2015 General Election?

Largest ever KTP awarded with Seiche

We have secured our third Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Seiche Measurements Ltd, a company with international expertise in underwater sound measurement for the detection of marine mammals.

I-SEE: Creating a stable, sensible energy policy for Britain

I-SEE seminar: Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England & Wales – ‘A politics that works: how do we create a stable, sensible energy policy for Britain?’

New podcast – David Galbreath’s inaugural lecture

Professor Galbreath’s inaugural lecture asked whether the evolution of technology requires us to be forever vigilant in the face of a new type of warfare.

Matt Dickson on Radio 4 about grammar schools [from 17:20]

Matt Dickson from Social & Policy Sciences was interviewed for Radio 4’s ‘You & Yours’ about his grammar school research. (Matt’s interview starts at 17.20):

Chemistry & Nano Science Symposium in S Korea

The research meeting, attended by Steven Bull, Chris Frost and Tony James, was very timely since it follows the exchange of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Bath and Ewha Womans University.

Better social policy central to peace in Middle East and North Africa

A two day conference organised by the University will focus on social policy issues in the Middle East and North Africa.

Academics head to Xiamen for CASE network meeting

Steven Bull, Chris Frost, Tony James, Toby Jenkins and Simon Lewis attended the 6th Catalysis & Sensing for our Environment (CASE) network meeting hosted at Xiamen University, China, by Yun-Bao Jiang.

Ministerial visit for South West’s low carbon sector

Amber Rudd, MP and Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), visited the University of Bath Innovation Centre (UBIC), on Tuesday 18 November, to discover how the South West is leading innovation in low carbon development.

Better@Bath publication out now

The Autumn Better@Bath publication is themed around the creative & effective use of teaching spaces

New research: Case studies on openness in higher education

The Department of Education (Dr Manuel Souto-Otero) and the School of Management (Dr Robin Shields) are to lead on an exciting new research project on “Open Cases: case studies on openness in higher education” for the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

900 attend first ever Eng & Design Industrial Placements Fair

The Faculty of Engineering & Design recently hosted its first ever Industrial Placements Fair to showcase to students the range of placement opportunities available via the Faculty’s extensive industrial network.

From Sainsbury’s to Band Aid: selling charity at Christmas

An article in the Conversation by Oliver Walton, Lecturer in International Development, on the increasingly blurred boundaries between the public communications of charity and private sector organisations.

Celebrating Engaged Research: 80+ staff learn more

Our annual public engagement showcase saw 80+ researchers and professional services staff with an interest in engaged research come together to network, share ideas, and learn more about the fantastic range of engaged research taking place across the disciplines at the University.

Economics students showcase placement experiences

Students returning from their placement year in the Department of Economics have been presenting posters to staff and students that detail their experiences whilst working in industry.

First GW4 Imaging Network workshop: Wed 10 Dec

The first in a series of GW4 Imaging Network workshops will be held on Wednesday 10 December at the Watershed in Bristol.

First viva success for Centre for Digital Entertainment

Congratulations to Lindsey Howell – the first student to graduate within the Centre for Digital Entertainment as a Doctor of Engineering.

Inaugural Robert Bryant Lecture on biomechanics research

The Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics recently hosted a public engagement event: ‘Turning our backs on pain’ at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institute.

I-SEE seminar – the Electrical Grid: Tue 18 Nov

I-SEE seminar with Dr Jenny Cooper who specialises in energy innovation management

Bath research part of plan to solve national ‘inactivity epidemic’

Research from our Department for Health is cited in a major report presented to government this week on how to get people more active.

World-leading HIV drugs pioneer recognised by the American Liver Foundation

Dr Raymond F. Schinazi, one of our most significant alumni, has been awarded the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award by the American Liver Foundation.

Researchers develop sustainable concrete using plastic waste as a partial replacement for sand

Academics from our University are collaborating with Indian researchers in a two-year project to create environmentally-friendly concrete that uses plastic waste as a partial replacement for sand.

Natural History Museum displays Uni’s fishy research

The Natural History Museum is featuring the University’s research into how fish swim towards smell in an exhibit titled ‘Fish robots smell trouble’.

Dr David Moon on BBC Bristol – Devolution: what next?

Dr David Moon from the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, talks to BBC Radio Bristol during their phone-in last week on what devolution could mean for the West.

Choral & Orchestral Society lunchtime recital: Wed 12 Nov

Free admission – 1pm at The Stables, American Museum.

Seminar – Gulf states: from Arab Spring to counter-revolution

Tue 11 Nov: Dr Christopher Davidson, reader in politics at Durham University, discusses the strategies employed by these states, in terms of explaining internal resilience and the increasingly apparent efforts of their regimes to influence outcomes in neighbouring states.

New research venture aims to lower cost of medicines

Bath is the first institution outside the United States to receive funding from the US Food & Drugs Administration (FDA), for a major new research collaboration that will strive to open up the pharmaceutical drugs market and enable the design of better and cheaper medicines.

Bath does Family Fortunes: Tue 11 Nov

Family Fortunes game-show event hosted by ‘Cwips’ (Comedy Writing Improvisation and Performance Society) and special performances from Aquapella (Chaos). All profits go to chairty, ‘The Rainbow Centre for Children’.

BBC interviews new Dyson Chair of Design Engineering

Researchers question over-reliance on Big Brother surveillance in rugby

Ahead of this weekend’s international rugby union matches, new research has called into question the effectiveness and over-reliance of surveillance technologies used in elite rugby.

Best scientific communication award for Giordano Pula

Dr Giordano Pula (Pharmacy & Pharmacology) has been awarded the CSL Behring Award for the best scientific communication at the Congress on Controversies in Thrombosis and Haemostasis (CiTH).

The Rings of Saturn & the Cassini Mission: Wed 19 Nov

This year’s William Herschel free public lecture will be given by Professor Carl Murray from Queen Mary University of London.

Phil Tomlinson advises MPs on green car manufacturing

Dr Phil Tomlinson, an expert on industrial policy from our School of Management, has presented policy proposals to MPs in the All-Party Manufacturing Group and industry representatives on how UK manufacturing can capitalise on Low Carbon Vehicles (LCVs).

New Dyson Chair of Design Engineering

Welcome to Professor Gareth Jones, previously Product Development Director at Dyson

Should firms innovate or imitate new technologies?

Dr Paolo Zeppini (Economics) has published a new joint paper with Professor Cars Hommes from the University of Amsterdam, entitled: ‘Innovate or imitate? Behavioural technological change’.

Science Café – The science of dying & the art of living: Mon 10 Nov

“What can the science of dying teach us about the art of living?” Dr Tricia Needham, Medical Director of Dorothy House Hospice, will be the speaker at the next Bath Science Café which takes place at the Raven Pub, Bath, 7.30 for 8pm start. All welcome; free entry.

New Dyson Chair of Design Engineering

Welcome to Professor Gareth Jones, previously Product Development Director at Dyson

Lively discussion at Let’s Talk

If you couldn’t take part yesterday, watch the recording and tell us what you thought

Free lecture: Data Scientist – heal thyself: Fri 7 Nov

BIME’s 46th Annual Lecture about the Internet of Things is free to attend but please book tickets.

Key appointments bring policy makers closer to university research

Ahead of the first meeting next week, we have announced the full list of members of the Advisory Board for our Institute for Policy Research (IPR).

So, where does the Movember money go?

Our scientists have developed an innovative tool to test potential drugs for prostate cancer

Bath spin-out develops anti-cancer technology

Glythera Ltd, a biotechnology company which spun out of the University with the support of Research and Innovation Services, has developed technology with enhanced anti-cancer activity.

Gated communities lock cities into cycles of inequality

Roy Maconachie and Séverine Deneulin (Social & Policy Sciences) discuss urban marginality and inequality in Latin America in an article in The Conversation.

GB Luge’s national squad adopts Bath as training base

The Great Britain luge team has become the latest Olympic Winter sport team to officially adopt the University of Bath as a training base.

New tool for testing drugs for prostate cancer

Many men are growing moustaches this month as part of Movember to raise awareness and funds for improving men’s health, but do you know where this money goes? Our scientists, funded by Prostate Cancer UK with support from the Movember Foundation, have developed a new tool to test potential drugs for prostate cancer. The researchers hope this technique will help speed up the development of new treatments for the disease.

Extending shelf life of cancer therapies: newly awarded KTP

The University of Bath has been awarded a new KTP with Bath ASU, providers of aseptic manufacturing services to over 150 hospitals in the UK, for new product development towards applying extended shelf lives to intravenous cancer therapies.

Are you ready for a new kind of left-wing politics?

In an article in The Conversation, Juan Pablo Ferrero, Lecturer in Latin American Studies, discusses the groups emerging all over Europe that seek to move away from the left of the past and offer an alternative to incumbent governments.

Research Associate awarded EPSRC Postdoc Fellowship

Research Associate Dr Chenghong Gu has been awarded an EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship to develop a statistical model for combined gas and electricity systems that will ultimately contribute to lower carbon emissions and low costs for customers.

Tamás Székely quoted in New Scientist on bird divorce

“Divorce can be beneficial or detrimental for an individual,” says Professor Tamás Székely of Biology & Biochemistry. “By ditching a poorly performing mate, a bird may well hope to find a better one.”

Free lectures on campus in November

All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students and are free unless otherwise stated.

John Troyer talks about the commercial god, Halloween

THe COnversation has published an article by Dr John Troyer from our Centre of Death & Society: ‘It seems no cultural traditions involving death are safe from that commercial god, Halloween’

Video interview about The Hive

Technology4Change have created a video interview with Dr Mike Lawrence from the BRE Centre for Innovative Materials about our new facility to test the resilience of sustainable materials

Police interview techniques not effective for people with autism

Research from our Department of Psychology has highlighted challenges for police in interviewing witnesses and suspects with autism.

GW4 universities’ collaboration celebrated

The GW4 Alliance, which brings together the combined strengths of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, held its official launch at the House of Commons last night (Wednesday).

New research reveals fish are smarter than we thought

Researchers in Psychology have reported the first evidence that fish are able to process multiple objects simultaneously.

How can investigating Britain for Iraq crimes save the ICC?

Mattia Cacciatori, PhD candidate in Conflict Resolution & Transitional Justice, discusses the court’s investigation into war crimes allegedly carried out by British forces during the Iraq War in an article in The Conversation.

Talented student athletes receive scholarships

An array of talented young student athletes from across 12 sports have been awarded University of Bath scholarships.

Research paper on anti-cancer drug is in top 1% of academic field

A paper derived from work at Bath in Professor Barry Potter’s Medicinal Chemistry group in the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology has been distinguished as a “Highly Cited Paper” by Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science.

Bath students take to world stage at One Young World Summit

Read about the experiences of two of our undergraduates, who recently returned from the One Young World Summit in Dublin.